Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been restrained from assuming office since late 2013
There was drama at the Constitutional Court on Thursday afternoon as embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago sought Deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma.
The mayor elect forced his way into Justice Kavuma’s chambers to seek clarification over the Solicitor General’s interim order blocking him from City Hall.
“You say there is a Court order that am not the Lord Mayor but you let me drive around in the mayoral car and also give me police guards, is this the rule of law you fought for? It is evident I went to court and emerged victorious,” Lukwago intimated to EagleOnline.
He urges that a competent judicial system will allow a successful litigant to enjoy the fruits of litigation but that there were temporary orders which had to last for 21 days which period elapsed according to him.
Earlier on Thursday, Mr Erias Lukwago held a press conference at his home in Wakaliga, Rubaga division and told journalists that he is not ready to honor the court order issued by Justice Kavuma and vowed to challenge its issuing.
In a Wednesday April 13, letter addressed to the executive director, Jennifer Musisi, the Solicitor General Denis Bireije said Mr Lukwago was to be blocked from returning to office until he is sworn in for new term on May 20.
Before the end of his last term, Lukwago was impeached by KCCA councillors in November 2013 over alleged incompetence and abuse of office. Court ruled the impeachment null and void and ordered his return to office.
However, Court of Appeal judge Steven Kavuma issued an injunction that kept Lukwago locked out of his office pending hearing of an appeal against the lord mayor. That latter matter is yet to be disposed of and Lukwago has now practically taken matters into his hands.
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